Posts Tagged ‘Winston Churchill’

Revived Myanmar Stilwell Road connects China and India

September 16, 2011
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Source: Stilwell Road: Burma’s Stilwell Road Revive

It was a road some said couldn’t be built. Most of the men ordered to make it happen were African American soldiers sorted into Army units by the color of their skin.

As World War II raged, they labored day and night in the jungles of Burma, sometimes halfway up 10,000-foot mountains, drenched by 140 inches of rain in the five-month monsoon season. They spanned raging rivers and pushed through swamps thick with bloodsucking leeches and swarms of biting mites and mosquitoes that spread typhus and malaria.

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“V Sign”

July 28, 2011

'Um, sir? You just told the entire population of London to go screw themselves'Source: The top 10 hand gestures you’d better get right

The “V Sign

The age-old ‘V sign’ comes in two formats: one with the palm faced outwards, and one with the palm inwards. In America the two hand signals mean the same thing – ‘victory’, as popularised by Richard Nixon, or ‘peace and love’, which seemed to become the primary meaning after anti-Vietnam protesters used it during the 60s.

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Tun Dr Mahathir and Winston Churchill are my heroes but …

November 24, 2010

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and Heroism and Nationalism is a thing purely depend on beholder’s eyes and perception.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

One nation’s hero is another’s criminal

One nation’s martyr or hero may be another’s murderer.

You see, Maha Bandoola was regarded by some as a tyrant murderer of millions of Ahong Shans from Manipur.

General Aung San collaborated with Japan to drive out British and later revolted the Japanese and coordinated with British. All Myanmars never see him as a flip-flop traitor but regarded as the highly revered Greatest National Hero.

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